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Ilford 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]

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52
ICE CREAM
(i) REGISTRATION.
Section 158, Essex County Council Act, 1933. In 1948, the Council
delegated to the Public Health Committee its powers and duties with
regard to the granting, refusal or revocation of registrations, including
the duty of interviewing applicants who are required to show cause why
applications for registration should not be refused or existing registration
should not be revoked.
31 applications for registration in respect of 30 premises were
considered during the year 1961; all were granted in respect of the sale
(only) of ice-cream.
(ii) ICE-CREAM (HEAT TREATMENT, ETC.) REGULATIONS, 1959.
The Council has decided, in accordance with the recommendations
of the Ministry of Health, that 4 thermometers should be provided of the
following types:-
A recording thermometer at the heat treatment stage;
An indicating thermometer at the heat treatment stage;
An indicating thermometer at the cooling stage;
An indicating thermometer at storage stage.
(iii) SAMPLING
Samples for bacteriological examination are taken monthly from
April to September and at regular intervals during the winter months as
supplied by all manufacturers to mobile salesman and local retailers.

Samples are repeated after unsatisfactory results. In 1961 40 samples were submitted for examination with the following results:-

No. of SamplesMinistry of Health Provisional grade.% of TotalUnsatisfactory Samples
30I75_
2II5
5III13
3IV71
401001
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